Ken Block may be known for the endless madness in his Hoonigan race cars, but his road car is just as worthy. It’s a 1986 Ford RS 200 Evolution—a Group B-era rally homologation special so insane that you have to lift up the entire rear bodywork just to refuel it. It’s perfect and I’m in love with this car.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is going on right now, which means we get to watch some tasty, tasty delights race up a British driveway. One of those delish numbers was supposed to be a Ford RS200 Evolution 2, until it crashed directly into some hay bales.
The Brits leaving the EU is really a strike against global harmony in favor of fear and nationalism. It sucks. But! Cars.
There are many cars, but only some of them are the Ford RS200.
I keep forgetting to post this video because I always end up leaving it open and listening to the rockin' boppin' mid-'80s soundtrack. Trust me, this could not be more '80s if it was doing lines and tagging a subway train.
What's it like to own a Ford RS200? Apparently, awesome is where it starts.
Martin Schanche had just crashed out of yet another heat in the European Rallycross Championship. So he walks back onto the track and gets all the other cars to crash, too. It might be the most hilariously unsportsmanlike moment in motor racing history.
Start signing life insurance papers because the manic, unrestricted, deadly Group B is back. Only the Quattros, Lancias, Fords, and Peugeots from rallying's golden age never really left.
Old school British Rally Cross is perhaps the hooniest of racing forms, and if you don't believe me watch this video from the 1992 B Final. Forget the winner, the hoonliest hoon of the day is Pat Doran tossing dirt in his Ford RS200 while almost all the rear bodywork falls off... and still gets third!
Yesterday, we told you about a British man that found two delivery mileage E30 M3s and a Ford RS200 in a barn. Turns out there was a Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II in there as well.
Whether an engine or a steering wheel, parts-sharing is an easy way for manufacturers to save money. Still, many car owners may be surprised by what parts get shared. Here's 12 unlikely examples.
The short lived Merkur XR4TI did do one thing respectful in its life and that was providing the badass Ford RS200 with its tail lamps. Betcha never would have guessed that one.